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Table 1 Clinical findings in 3,576 fundus examined encounters and management* by tentative diagnosis and history.

From: Suspected retinopathies in Norwegian optometric practice with emphasis on patients with diabetes: a cross-sectional study

Optometrists' tentative diagnosis and patients' history n Referral/report/patient urged to contact doctor No/routine optometric follow up
Diabetic retinopathy 23 12 11
No history of retinopathy 14 8 6
History of retinopathy 9 4 5
Hypertensive/vascular retinopathy 27 16 11
No history of retinopathy 26 15 11
History of retinopathy 1 1  
Macular disease 56 26 30
No history of retinopathy 31 18 13
History of retinopathy 25 8 17
All retinopathies 106 54 52
No retinopathy 3,470 385 3,085
  1. * Fisher's Exact Test p < 0.001 between patients with findings of retinopathy and patients with no findings of retinopathy
  2. Fisher's Exact Test p = 0.003 between patients with retinopathy findings and known history of retinopathy and patients with retinopathy findings and no history of retinopathy.